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17 High Street

Mitre coach office

This very  narrow building, squashed between the easternmost entrance of the Market on the left and the Mitre on the right, was once the Mitre’s coach office, as can be seen in the extract from a coloured engraving, dating from c.1825, on the right..

It is jointly Grade II* listed with the Mitre next door (List Entry No. 1369357). It was in the parish of All Saints until that church was deconsecrated in 1971.

The accommodation upstairs was part of the Mitre Hotel and was not listed separately in the censuses.

 

 

It can be seen below in the early twentieth century, when the Mitre still had its coach office here, and a notice in the window reads GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. The bedrooms of the Mitre then extended over No. 17 and westwards over Slatter & Rose at No. 16.

Slatter & Rose and Mitre

Occupiers of 17 High Street

By 1846–1913

Mitre Coach Office

1913–1917

Bates & Co., Florists

1918–1976+

Thomas Long, Confectioner

1998

Candle Light, Candle shop

2000–2001

Avenue 5

2002–present

Tim’s Newsagent

©Stephanie Jenkins

Last updated: 19 July, 2018

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